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Christina M. Haskell, NJ

About Christina

Greetings! My name is Christina and I am a recent Rutgers University graduate with a double major in both music and economics. I have had over 12 years of private training in piano, with additional experience in violin, orchestra, choir and various performance-related events. Over the years I have studied with numerous pianists and incorporated many different methods and techniques that have greatly influenced my own teaching. I have been teaching music lessons to both children and adults since high school, and am comfortable teaching any age. I do believe that a solid foundation in any instrument begins with music theory, and it is something I incorporate little by little into each lesson; however, it is very important to me that the learning process be enjoyable, and I strive to ...

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Patricia R. July 29, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
I'm an older student who always wanted to take piano lessons but never could (until now). Christina was worth the wait. She challenges me just enough so that I'm eager to practice, so I look forward to my piano lesson all week. My daughters are even playing again and piano music has once again filled our house. Wonderful!
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ReginaR May 17, 2011
the children are happy

christina is very engaged with thomas and lara. she is prepared and gets a lot done in a session. practicing was an issue but now they really seem to enjoy it and want to succeed. the positive reinforcement is great. thank you christina
Rosemary T. Hopatcong, NJ

About Rosemary

If you want to become an artist; if you want to sharpen your critical thinking skills, improve your multitasking, expand your mind's capacity for learning and be able to unleash the power of wordless self-expression... study the violin. At the tender age of five, I started a life-long love affair with the violin. Growing up in Westfield, NJ, I began my studies at the NJ Workshop for the Arts, and have since come full circle, serving on the faculty there to this day. I have a rich tapestry of experiences that contribute to the teacher and performer I am today, and in my students, I hope to light the spark that leads to a lifetime of musical memories. I graduated summa cum laude with a Music Performance degree from Montclair State University in 2006, and I've been teaching students of

Khalif B. Middletown, NY

About Khalif

I studied classical clarinet at the acclaimed LaGuardia High School for Music and Arts. I traded in my clarinet for a saxophone when I first heard the soulful recording of Grover Washington Jr.'s classic, Mr. Magic. That was the sweetest sax sound I had ever heard and wanted badly to sound like that. Through the pursuit of chasing his melodic and rhythmic style I quickly advanced my skills as a musician. That hard work paid off and earned me a scholarship to the Hartt School of Music, recently renamed the Jackie McLean Institute of Music. I studied directly under the tutelage of the renowned jazz recording artist and received the Jackie McLean Award for excellence. He was actually more than a professor for me. He sort of became a mentor, coach and father-figure. I owe much of my ...

Karl L. Warwick, NY

About Karl

Karl L. - Drummer/Educator DrummerWorld.com "Top 500" drummer Endorsee for Yamaha Drums, Paiste Cymbals, Vic Firth Drumsticks and Evans Drumheads. In addition to international performances, recordings and clinics, I have taught all facets of drumming privately for 20 + years. Many of my current and former students have won countywide, regional and state competitions in both classical snare drumming and drumset in New Jersey. Former private students have graduated from Berklee College of Music, SUNY Purchase, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Montclair University, CalArts, etc. Since 2004 I have taught percussion at the County College of Morris and Passaic County Community College. I have also taught at Sussex County Community College and Ramapo College. I concentrate on ...

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Evan R. October 4, 2014
Drum · In home
I've been studying with Karl for over two years now. I'd taken lessons from two other teachers before, and I learned more in one lesson with Karl, than in three lessons from either of them. He guides students in developing their own styles, and at the same time, teaches them how to play with proper technique. I will be auditioning for county band on snare drum, and Karl had started preparing me for the audition months ago. All in all, anyone who takes lessons from Karl will not be disappointed.
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James C. September 23, 2014
Drum · In studio
I have studied with Karl for the past 3 years. While studying with him I have become much more versatile in my playing. Karl stresses the importance of practicing and pushes one to achieve their greatest potential. If you are struggling with a certain rudiment or concept he will break it down into simpler terms that are easy to understand and build upon. It has been a great experience studying drum set with Him.
Brian P. Middletown, NY

About Brian

Brian is a professional music teacher, performer, composer, arranger, band manager, and producer. He also is getting further involved with booking and promotions in the Hudson Valley. His latest endeavors have been writing music for film and gaming. His previous band These 3 Poisons has their hit song “Light up the Eyes” on Rock Band 3. "Do what you love and love what you do." This is why he chose music as his career. His passion for music is immeasurable. Music is his calling, his reason to be. For the past 17 years Brian has been heavily involved with studying, composing, arranging, and performing music of several genres and styles. Over the years he also found teaching music to be both a talent and a passion of his. For the past 10 years, he has had the pleasure of sharing his ...

Chris B. Pompton Plains, NJ

About Chris

My name is Chris B. and I've been playing music for most of my life. I started playing guitar when I was in my early teens and, like most kids, just thought it would be cool to play in a band and have fun. Along with my brother Jon (on drums), we immediately started to jam with some neighborhood friends and quickly honed our cover song skills. We then progressed towards writing original music and eventually formed a new band. As time went on, we both started listening to more complex styles of music and spent countless hours improving upon our playing chops to match the advanced techniques of our favorite musicians. The best lesson I've learned is that a musician is never done learning. Once you start believing that you know everything there is to know about your instrument, or ...

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Adam B. March 14, 2015
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
My 17 year old son and I have been taking weekly in-home lessons with Chris for about 4 months now. Gotta say Chris is AWESOME. My son is picking it up super fast, he definitely has ADD - especially with music. Chris keeps right up, they are playing some Ed Sheeran, Eagles, Sam Hunt, Tyler Farr - all over the map and all both have a blast. I have been plugging along a little slower and Chris is very patient. We are working on some FGL, Parmalee, Logan Mize (Can't get away from a good time), Toby Kieth (Red Solo Cup), we even did a little Carol of the Bells around Christmas. I have a changing schedule and Chris is very accommodating - even up to last minute - which I really appreciate! IF you are looking for a flexible, dynamic, friendly, and fun instructor (his place / Skype/ your place) Chris is your man. Full Disclosure: I did not know Chris before I found him on TakeLessons. I am not receiving anything for this review. My son and I are simply big fans of Chris!
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Terry M. October 29, 2014
Acoustic Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Chris is a fantastic teacher. His approach to teaching makes sense and is very effective. My son is 10 and immediately had an excellent rapor with Chris.
Chris explained that he has several different ways of teaching and he tailors it to the child's experience and personality. Listening to him teach is pretty amazing. I want to video tape it and show it to the world. As you can see...we just think he's great!
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Juliette S. October 2, 2014
Acoustic Guitar · In home
I love taking lessons with Chris! He has the best way of explaining concepts and theory so that it is easy for someone like me, with no background in music, to understand. He's always professional, on time for lessons, and customizes my lessons based on songs I want to learn. Any student is lucky to have him as a teacher :)

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